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Java Talk: Dreams


Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not definitively understood, though they have been a topic of scientific speculation, as well as a subject of philosophical and religious interest, throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology.

Dreams mainly occur in the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep—when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. REM sleep is revealed by continuous movements of the eyes during sleep. At times, dreams may occur during other stages of sleep. However, these dreams tend to be much less vivid or memorable.

The length of a dream can vary; they may last for a few seconds, or approximately 20–30 minutes. People are more likely to remember the dream if they are awakened during the REM phase. The average person has three to five dreams per night, but some may have up to seven dreams in one night. The dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses. During a full eight-hour night sleep, most dreams occur in the typical two hours of REM.

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In modern times, dreams have been seen as a connection to the unconscious mind.

My Puzzling Dream

I had this dream at least three years ago, but it is still pretty vivid in my mind. It was rather disturbing at the time, as dreams often are. 

I was probably a young teenager. I'm going to assume I was at some sort of summer camp. A group, including me, got into a big row boat. Along with us was an adult female guide. I don't recall the ages of those around me, or anything about them at all. But across from me was a toddler, a little girl. 

We drifted out over the water. Others were talking, pointing things out to one another toward land. I was silent, not a part of their conversation. For some reason I was staring at the little girl. 

She was having fun, but could not contain herself. She had been sitting on a bench like the rest of us, but she raised up to the boat rim and she began to kind of bounce, as toddlers often do when they're supposed to be still or they get excited.

I remember feeling fear crawl up my throat. But I could not seem to speak. Everyone else was turned looking out over the water, even the adult supervising us.

In just an instant, the little girl fell backward. The water swallowed her small body up with a gulp. Just a soft sound and then ripples of water. 

I screamed: "She fell over the edge! Help her! Help her!"

The adult turned around and looked at the empty spot where the young child had been sitting. She immediately stood and dove into the water. 

My heart raced as she came up time and time again for breath, then went back down into the murky depths. After a time, she crawled back up into the boat, exhausted. 

"What are you doing?" I yelled. "You've got to find her!"

She was crying and shaking her head in despair. "I can't see her," she said. "I just can't find her. She's gone." 

"NOOO!" I wanted to jump in but she wouldn't let me. "You can't just leave her!"

In a very sad and somber mood, we rowed back to shore. I got out of the boat with the others, but stood looking out to sea. 

Over and over, I saw her raise her little bottom up to the rim, then fall backwards. And the rippling water swallow her up. So easily. So quickly. With barely a sound. 

For days, I walked around seeing her in my head. Falling backward. Left behind. 

Does anyone want to venture what this dream could mean, if there are such things as meanings to dreams?

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  1. Good morning Brenda and ladies. What an interesting dream, Brenda! I hope someone can tell you what it means.

    I don't think I've dreamed since I started menopause! If I have, I certainly don't remember it. But, when I did dream, I usually had the same dream over and over. Always in color, I might add. It was a very pleasant dream about being married to my ex-husband. It's funny because I remember nothing very pleasant about that marriage! We were divorced over 15 years ago and he hasn't changed a bit!

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    1. After menopause, I still dream. I don't think as vividly as before. I tend to have a lot of dreams that seem inspired by panic. Like running from some faceless person, and when they catch up to me they draw a gun, and the dream abruptly ends. I have another where I am trying to find my ex-husband. I had them while we were married and I still occasionally have them. I am punching in numbers on a phone, but I cannot get the right sequence of numbers to find him.

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    2. Oh, I've had the inability to punch in a phone number correctly happen in my dream, also. I was trying to call the last phone number I had, over and over again. I remember being so frustrated. I have no idea who I was calling. Myself?!

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  2. Do you think dreams are a collection of things in our sub-conscious? That work their way together even though the events are totally separate?

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    1. Yes, absolutely! Sometimes the dream was similar to a TV show I had watched. My ex and I were substituted for the main characters in my sub-conscious mind. Definitely strange!

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  3. I don't think I recall any dreams that followed plots on tv shows. What I find interesting are dreams that combine people from all stages of my life. When some are obviously already dead, and some are fairly new to me. It's like a smorgasbord of people that were at some point on the stage of my life, and they've all been brought together!

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    1. Well, that must have been a fascinating interaction between all these different people!

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  4. The toddler would have been some portion of you or something in your life most likely at the time...that was dying or going to be left behind. I don't dream as vividly as I used to but I was very interested in dreams for a portion of my life. I had many of those common dreams about finding lost rooms in houses...in the beginning alot of the dreams were about the basement or below the house, then I'd find lost rooms on the middle floor and eventually worked my way up to the attic...I was working through many issues at the time between my childhood, marriage, spiritual questions etc and I had a dream book or two that I'd refer to.

    What I found interesting then too was that as a child, in Sunday School, and reading Bible story books...what you come away with is an angel appeared in front of a person, or God appeared right there....but when I began studying and reading the Bible again as a young adult, basically every single occurence of a supernatural visitation occurred during a dream or trance, not the average waking hours.

    So, returning to the toddler dream, were you due to actually go out on a boat with a little girl on board in a few days, then I'd say that dream was not about yourself or from your subconscious but rather a message from beyond to tie that child down and not let her fall..it would have been a premonition or message from a guardian angel or some such thing.

    Now, when I was a little kid? I was never afraid of him during the day but at night I dreamed that Gumby turned into some huge monster taller than skyscrapers and was coming up the hill to get me! :)

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    1. I haven't been on a boat since I was a child. So no, that one came out of nowhere. I've never dreamt about lost rooms in a house. That is a new one to me. Gumby? That's hilarious!

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  5. I still have dreams about my ex-husband of 20 years ago. In my dreams I am married to him again and I always wake in a panic! Not much to figure out here I guess!

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    1. I dream about people from my past too and most of the times my 4 sons are still kids. (they are all in their 40s now! lol) But I always have a house full of kids.

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  6. Sometimes I dream I am married to one of my three husbands. In every one they seem to be blaming me for something whether real or imagined! Oh well. Three strikes and I'm out. I have no desire whatsoever to have a man to date or to marry. Been there! Done that!

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  7. The dream that I have occasionally is one of being in a town and not being able to find my van. Can't remember where I've parked it. I never do find it
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    I also have the dream about trying to dial a phone number and can't get it right.

    I had a dream about my father not too long after he died.. I was bending down in my garden and he walked up behind me.. The sun was shining right on his face and body. He spoke to me and I could hear his voice just as plain as if he had been alive and standing there..

    When I dream about my late husband and my Dad they are always dressed in suits and always look healthy and happy. I don't dream as much about my Mother or our pets that we've lost..

    The one about the van is very frustrating.. The van is frustrating me NOW because it's been in the "fix-it" shop for over a month.. I don't know when or if I'll ever get it back.

    Wishing you, Brenda, and all of your readers, sweet dreams !
    Charlotte


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    1. I wonder why we have dreams such as: I go to school and forget to put on clothes? Or: I have a final and I forgot to study? Guess they're some form of anxiety and fear.

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    2. I have 'lost' dreams and sometimes I can't find my car also. I think mine are related to stress and the desire to run away but I can't! LOL.

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    3. I used to dream the school bus was coming up the road and I wasn't ready and in the dream I kept getting hung up missing this or that thing and was in a panic about missing the bus ( back then the school was a 45 minute drive away and my mom didn't drive so it was a big deal to miss school ) I often had similar dreams...like the phone ones etc...I think yes they are panic, frustration, anxiety dreams.

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    4. I dream that I can't find my locker and I'll be late to class. lol

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    5. I'm failing my college classes and drop out rather than have a poor grade on my transcript!

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    6. I can find the locker but can't remember the combination! And I've also had the one where I drop out of college before I flunk out.

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  8. Oh I have the frequent anxiety dreams. I am so used to them they do not bother me anymore. Usually I am trying to get home or somewhere and can't find my way. Lots of dreams about being late for work and the phone does not work, I get lost, I get there late and am unprepared, etc. I laugh at them now. Any dream involving water usually means I have to get up and empty my bladder! I would not know how to interpret your dream but I am thinking maybe it is something about lost innocence. But the very best dreams are when I am flying. I love those.

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  9. Yes, I love the flying dreams I frequently have! It's really kind of amazing to me, because it seems so real. I start running (won't be doing that in real life anymore I guess) and then suddenly I am airborne. It is the most freeing feeling. Looking down at the world.

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  10. I do have one dream that is common now. Something is attacking me. And it IS !! It is my CAT! I sleep on side / stomach and she gets up on my back and pulls one of those kneading sessions before settling in. So often I will start to dream about an attack on me and it is her, lol....so there we have an outside influence and our subconscious is making a story about it. Do your dogs dream ? Mine do and I always wonder what THEY are dreaming .....

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  11. I think the dogs dream because they make these funny noises and their feet move.

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  12. I dream every night and I remember every dream. My Dad always said, if you tell a dream before you eat breakfast, it will come true. So I usually tell my dreams AFTER I eat! lol My vivid dreams are one of the reasons I used that word in my blog title. So...here's what I think. I hope and pray there is no meaning to dreams. I think they are just a combination of things that come into our lives through reading, tv, blogs, the news....and memories. Everything gets all mixed up in a dream. Last night I dreamed I was worried about having enough money to buy the 10 acres next to my house! lol I dream in color and in detail. I can tell you what the people were wearing in my dream last night.....and what the land looked like. I have thought of writing my dreams down but I decided not to. I hope they don't have meaning. Many of them are bad dreams ....some that I never repeat. So that's how I've come to terms with dreaming. Not to take any of them serious and shake off the bad ones. Interesting subject and comments my friend. I hope things are going well with your move! Sweet hugs, Dreamy Diane

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  13. I was just outside digging up more plants. I tend to agree with you. I think dreams are a hodge podge of things all mixed up together. Although under stress I do have more nightmares. That is probably typical.

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  14. What this dream reminds me of is stories I have read from Native American folklore. Those stories are fascinating and rich in symbols, as your dream is. Sometimes, the folk stories are a way that tribes attempt to understand how people are connected to the natural or spirit world, or to teach people to have strength to deal with challenging situations. So, I will give an interpretation of your dream based on such folklore, looking at symbols to help discover a positive message for you. (I am totally untrained in this, so don't take this as words of an expert!)

    You said the dream was about three years ago, which maybe was around the time you were leaving your home and marriage in Texas, and moving alone to Oklahoma. So, I'd say the dream features three versions of you – the child you, the you that is watching and learning, and the adult you.

    The three of you were in a boat on water, which is good. A boat on water symbolizes a journey or pilgrimage, in which you learn something or find something. If you'd been trudging along out in the desert, and the child had fallen into a gully, that would have been a barren, lifeless dream. But, since you were on water, the child fell into a substance that is nourishing and full of life. So, the child didn't drown, but simply disappeared in the same way that our child selves disappear as we mature into adults -- because they simply have to disappear in order for us to become our older selves.

    The adult you attempted to rescue the child, because the adult felt sad that the child part had to disappear. But, the adult knew when it was time to let go of the child and get on with the tasks at hand, such as making sure that the watchful you didn't also go overboard. And, the adult got the watchful you safely back to shore, so that you could keep living and growing. The adult you had to do this, so that the watchful you could become the adult you someday.

    The other women on the boat who seemed oblivious to what was happening could represent people in your life, such as your daughters, who seem oblivious to your experiences, or, they could simply be a reminder that we are all together in this journey called life, but we each have to go through our own growth process. No one else can do our growing for us.

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  15. Wow, that was fascinating! I knew it had some deep meaning because I forget most dreams. And this one has stuck with me in minute detail. That is not common for my dreams. I've usually forgotten them by lunchtime if I recall them at all.

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  16. I believe that many times there are messages in dreams. Not all dreams have significant meaning and may stem from our fears or thoughts, but there are those that stand out that do have meaning. I listen to John Paul Jackson and he uses the Bible and the Holy Spirit to interpret dreams. There is some symbolism there in most dreams. I have dreamed alot since my parents died and I was even warned of my daddy's death in a dream. My mama had that "gift". Sometimes it's scary. My sister interprets and sometimes it is right on the money.

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  17. I do tend to think some people have more capabilities to "know" things before they happen. Like maybe they have an internal antennae that they have honed to interpret the wavelengths of what is going on with others. I'm not one of them. Judy tends to have more of a gift for knowing and being able to tell about people. And I'm clueless. So I listen to her!

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  18. Okay, that was almost touching on another subject I'm curious about. (There aren't many subjects I'm not curious about!) What do you all think of reincarnation?

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  19. Hi, Miss Brenda! For as long as I can remember until having surgery back in 1997, I was plagued with nightmares. I mean, the screaming, crying out, sweats, the whole nine yards kind of nightmares. I can't tell you how many near heart attacks I gave my parents. After my surgery, and then, going through menopause, I haven't had the first nightmare. I'm sure I dream, but I never remember any of them. I don't care. At least I don't have nightmares anymore, thank God! I have never remembered having a good dream in my life. However, I was once told when you experience a déjà vu, it means that you had dreamed it some time in the past. I thought that was interesting, and I've had many déjà vu experiences over the years.

    I like the story JKaye wrote above. I'm 1/4 Native American, but I've never been able to interpret dreams. However, I can go into a home or be around a person and know whether that home/person has a disturbing presence. And if I tell people my feelings, 99.9% of the time, something had happened in the house or that person had done something in their past. So much so, that I sometimes creep people out with how I know just by being in their presence one time. In fact, when my son starting house hunting last year, he had me go with him to see if I felt any weird presence. I remember feeling it in one home, and when I asked the real estate agent had anything happened there before, she asked me how did I know. After telling us what happened (a murder had taken place in that home many years ago), my son was ready to keep looking. LOL

    Oh, before I forget, to answer your question, Miss Brenda, I don't believe in reincarnation.

    Carol

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  20. Deja vu is so strange. Such an odd feeling. Surreal. I don't quite know how I feel about reincarnation. Not ruling it out. Not saying I believe in it. But sometimes I wonder if that and deja vu are connected.

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    1. My son went to a physic for a special reading on Saturday. One of the things that she told him was that he had lived another life.. I don't know that I believe that or not.. She also told him that he does things in his own time.. She's right on about that.. LOL
      This has been a very interesting topic. I don't know if I believe in reincarnation. I don't think I'd want to come back and do it all over again.. Not the way this world is going.
      I hope you were able to dig the plants that you want to take with you..
      Now it's time to rest for tomorrow and maybe have a sweet, positive dream.
      Charlotte

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    2. I don't believe or disbelieve about reincarnation. I'm just saying I don't have enough information to really form an opinion.

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  21. Oh Brenda, I have dreams similar to yours quite frequently. As a child/teenager, I used to dream that I was trying to walk over a rickety wooden bridge. As I walked the bridge would be shaking and the planks would be falling off under my feet, so that I would be constantly trying to prevent myself from falling into the water. Later in life, after having children, I used to frequently dream that one of them had fallen into deep water, and I would have to repeatedly dive in to try to find them. I still have these dreams even though my kids are no longer small, and they always leave me feeling very disturbed. I think I tend to have these dreams when I am very stressed. When I was younger I also used to dream about trying to cross a maze of train tracks with trains bearing down on me from all directions! The best dreams are the ones where I am flying, but I haven't had that dream for a while!

    Kathy from Tasmania

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    1. When you wake up from one of those nail-biters, it's very disconcerting. But the flying dreams are blissful.

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  22. I think it's a dream about a life of joy and innocents stolen away by life's ugliness. A heart's yearning to stop it from happening.

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  23. I enjoyed JKaye's comments about the Native American Folklore, and her interpretation. It was fascinating. I'd appreciate it if she could recommend a book or two for further reading. I know I dream, but I never remember them! I might wake up and think about it, then it's a fading memory!

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    1. Hi. The books I read were library books when I lived in a different town. I can't remember every title. However, when I went to Amazon.com, I found a couple of them. These aren't books on dream interpretation, they are stories from Native American folklore that attempt to explain something, such as how stars got into the sky. But even such a simple topic seems to have some deeper meaning in terms of guiding a person's life. Brenda's dream has a similar cadence, and similar imagery, to some of the stories, and seems like it could be used to explain something in Brenda's life. The main thing I take from the stories is that they tend to be positive.

      Even if there are some dark events, there is some positive message derived from the story. I have been trying to apply that positive approach to my own dreams that appear to have a negative message. For instance, I occasionally dream of my ex-husband. He promises to do something for me, but then doesn't come through. I wake up and think, Well, why did I dream that? I already know that about him. We haven't been married for over 20 years, and I have been married to a very loyal and dependable man for eight years. So, why this dream about the ex-husband now? So, after reading the folktales, I started thinking, maybe the dream has a positive message, such as, it's a lesson on remembering to use caution in who I place my trust in. So, I can use the dream to become a stronger, more vigilant person. (I pretty much walk through life as a scaredy-cat, so, I need all the positive messages I can get!)

      Anyway, here are a couple of titles on Amazon.com:

      Native American Folktales and Legends, by Alan A. McFarlan (which starts out with a story about a raft floating on water, by the way.)

      How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Legend, by Jerrie Oughton (which has a strong central character called First Woman.)

      There are similar folk stories from other cultures as well, but I really like the Native American stories, since they lived on this continent.

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    2. I'd be interested in info about Native American folklore as well. Sounds fascinating!

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  24. I could write a book about all my dreams EACH night. I always dream, vivid dreams every single night. I dream about my ex EVERY night. Since dad passed over a year ago, I dream of him every night and mom has been gone 14 years and i dream of her just about every night. I dream of those already gone. I think it is because I have no one around me now who loves me and my dreams fullfill that emptiness for me of LOVE i use to

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    1. It is so sad when those closest to us are gone. I can't imagine having vivid dreams every single night. I think that would wear me out!

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    2. It does. I wish I did not dream.

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  25. Brenda, I can't help but think that the little girl is a vision of you as a child. The fact that she disappears, then reappears, only to vanish again, and so on, is a message from your subconscious mind, communicating to your conscious one, recounting stories of deprivation, loss or pain that you may have experienced through your earliest memories. The fact that you cannot locate her is because all of these emotions took place in the past, and they are unreachable, and thus, incapable of being changed, and consequently can only be viewed in the same way over and over again.

    My dreams, when I remember them are always very vivid, emotionally charged and mysterious, although I feel that there is always an 'answer' hidden in them, and when I relate them to friends or family, who may share some of the same memories and experiences with me, I realize that they are a pathway to perception that is not attainable in the conscious world, since we are bombarded by so many stimuli throughout the day, and our brain prohibits access to protect itself form breaking down, and chooses to 'talk' to us via our dreams.

    I've had many dreams throughout my lifetime that have tried to 'tell me' something about the future, but also, the past, which have proven to be true. This, I have to admit, does scare me, since, on several occasions, I've had the unfortunate experience of understanding that certain tragic events were 'brought to my attention' while sleeping, in a land, far away from the conscious and the routine rituals of life.

    The subject of dreams is one that intrigues me, and it's thematic relevance is vital to some of the conclusions that colour our existence, both in the conscious and subconscious wheel of life.

    Poppy

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    1. That was very thought-provoking. Your insight is remarkable. I do think dreams signify themes of reality for us. They are a puzzle we simply do not have all the pieces to.

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  26. such an interesting subject.. I plan to meditate and focus on your dream,, then I'll write my interpretation to you in an email.

    Love Poppy's comment..
    YES I do think Reincarnation is real.

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    1. I think there is enough documentation that at least we have to open our minds to the possibility. I know some won't do that. But I don't exclude much of anything that could be probable,

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  27. Brenda, I do believe that the child in the dream was you. You were abandoned as a young and vulnerable child both physically and emotionally by the adult women in your life. They left you to "drown", while you, as the child watched helplessly. When you stood on the shore it was you looking back throughout your life knowing that the child in you had been abandoned and that you were unable to do anything about that. Three years ago you were once again abandoned and this left you emotionally vulnerable again to look back on your original abandonment. It is not too late to let the child surface in your life, my friend. She is waiting below the surface for you to allow her back up. xo Laura

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    1. Frankly, an interpretation like this one was what first came to my mind. But, I was so struck by the beauty in the way Brenda told the story, with so much symbolism and yet a simplicity that is so like folklore, that I went down a different path. But Laura's interpretation also has a positive message, with her last sentence of hope, and the phrase "It's not too late..."

      I've really enjoyed this post and everyone's comments. Thanks, Brenda, for sharing this dream and allowing us to comment.

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    2. I don't know how to let her back up. I don't think I ever really felt like a child. There were too many responsibilities for me to have ever felt carefree and enjoy a childhood. You're the counselor, Laura, how do I go about doing that?

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    3. For JKaye, this is the dream that stays in my memory beyond any other. I have never been able to figure that out.

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  28. I know I dream, but most times wake up with only a vague notion of what it might have been about.
    I am pretty strange. I like a good scary dream. Not one that is so totally frightening I end up screaming myself awake, but one that is just a little mysterious and spooky. If I do happen to wake in the middle of a spooky dream (usually because of a cat) I try to go back into the dream to continue it.
    Several times a week I dream of my mom who has been gone since 1991. Usually we at a party in the house where I grew up. Or we might be shopping. There are always lots of people around, some I know, some I don't.
    I dream of a lost love. It is always bittersweet. We parted on very good terms, but there was no real ending to our relationship, and I think that is why I dream of him.
    I often wake up from a dream I don't remember and have an answer to something that has been bothering me. The location of a misplaced item, what to do about a certain issue I might be having. I think those are the Holy Spirit talking to me.
    I do not believe in reincarnation. I believe God gives us one chance in life. We live according to His word, we die and we go to heaven or we go to hell. Simple and basic. Or not so simple and not so basic.

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    1. I find it interesting that you wake from a dream you don't remember and have an answer to something that has been bothering me. Wish mine worked that way! The lost love, the lack of a resolution, will probably always come back to you from time to time. Unfinished business.

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  29. For me, the emotional content
    of the dream ie:fear, grief, anxiety, etc , is what is significant rather then the
    visual aspect or the story line so to
    speak. The visual/ auditory content is
    the vehicle used to get to the
    emotion we are trying to deal with be
    it positive or negative. I hope I'm making sense.

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  30. I am 71 and have been through every phase of life, my dreams are vivid, exciting, romantic (I never really know the man, but he is not a stranger, I know him in the dream), frustrating..the most frequent dreams are ones where I am leaving the ship and cannot get my bags packed or I am having people to feed and I can't get the food on the table and don't even have the food I would need. I goggled this type of dream and read that they signify a life out of control. I don't feel that at all in waking hours. I do have a strong willed husband and who knows what secret resentment I may feel (50 years married in May). I also dream of flying, I love that and the dream is so real that I wake up and think I can do that. I have dreamt of losing teeth, which is also about lack of control or out of control. When I was in school I would dream about the papers I had to write and the next day I would be able to use the keys from the dreams to finish the papers.
    I had a family member living with me that was driving me crazy. One night I dreamt that he smothered me, I remember the pillow and not breathing. I do think my breathing stopped. The next morning I told him to leave.

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    1. Well, having the fortitude to tell him to leave meant you followed your instincts! Even if they came to you in your dreaming state. I don't think I'd be able to live with someone after that dream. Every time I looked at him I would remember that pillow.

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  31. Wowsa that is a dream for sure and scary. Do you ever have the same dream over and over? I do and it normally is my high school sweetheart. After all these years I still have dreams not necessarily about HIM, but he is in them. I have very vivid dreams and remember them. Some are very funny and dreamy. One day I want to take a chance and write a book about some of these characters I have rolling around in my dreams.

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    1. I have actually dreamed entire plots of books. But then I wake up and much of it is gone.

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  32. I have the *trying to dial the phone* dream quite frequently, also the one where I am back in college and haven't been to the class all semester and it is time for the final exam. Total panic. I also sometimes dream "stories". I think of them as similar to TV shows. There are characters and a story is told. Usually in a kitchen around a table is where this all takes place. Nothing scary or seemingly significant, just a story of some people being told. I also have lately had a recurring dream about my daughter. She is a baby (she is actually 41 years old) and she wakes up in the morning and I can't find any clean diapers. That one REALLY baffles me.
    In your dream I was struck by the fact that the boat had all women. It seems you have had a lot of women in your life who have left you at some point. Did you wonder why you didn't choose to jump in after the little girl? I know I wouldn't because I can't swim. It certainly seemed to symbolize a feeling you may have had of helplessness. Her tumbling out of the boat backwards made me think of losing control. At that point in your life were you feeling that you had lost control and that you were helpless? (You certainly aren't and have shown that over and over again!) Good topic, Brenda. I really don't know about reincarnation. Anxious to hear what others say!

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    1. I hadn't really thought about jumping in myself. I guess, since I was a child too, I must have felt like the adult was the leader in what happened. I wonder what would have happened in the dream if I had?

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  33. I would ask myself, am I feeling like a helpless little girl that won't/can't be saved? Was there something in your life that you felt force to let go of, but didn't want to? I have intense dreams sometimes and I ponder them, but then I let most fall through my fingers during my daily life. Some, like this one for you, will not be dropped. There is a reason you hold it.

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